Valve to release its own VR headset
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 01 April 2019 10:51

Valve to release its own VR headset


Valve Index teased 

Valve has moved ahead with plans to launch its own VR headset, called the Valve Index, in May 2019.

Google patents VR trainers
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:58

Google patents VR trainers


You can move in any direction without going outside

Search engine outfit Google has patented a pair of trainers which allow you to walk in VR. This means that IT nerds will never have to go “outside” again, with all the attendant dangers that brings.

Get ready for extended reality
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:58

Get ready for extended reality


In case your Virtual and Augmented reality is not doing it for you

While Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have become more prominent in our everyday media, a new umbrella term that encompasses both is now being touted.

VR adoption depends on the porn industry
Published in Graphics


Add VR to a long list of technology which depended on the porn industry

The much touted VR industry has been slow in coming and any wide scale adoption has been thanks to the porn industry taking a missionary position for the tech. 

High Fidelity VR attracts investor interest
Published in Cloud


Might be the new Second Life

High Fidelity a social VR startup founded by one of Second Life’s original creators is scoring investment cash.

EA hires Tim Leland
Published in Graphics
Monday, 11 June 2018 11:47

EA hires Tim Leland


Mobile guys now in charge for Frostbite

One of the key guys behind Adreno, Tim Leland, has joined EA and is working under CTO as a  general manager and VP in charge of the Frostbite engine. He will report to the EA’s CTO, Ken Moss. This hire definitely sets a wind of change within Electronic Arts.  

Qualcomm XR1 is the first XR platform
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:22

Qualcomm XR1 is the first XR platform


VR meets AR in future 10nm chip

Qualcomm has introduced a brand new platform called Snapdragon XR1, dedicated to Extended reality (XR) at the Augmented World Expo (AWE). It already has several customers on board.

Ex AMD bloke Roy Taylor moves to Cubic Motion
Published in Gaming


Moving in real time

Cubic Motion,  which makes real-time model-based computer vision and facial animation, has appointed Roy Taylor to its Advisory Board. There is a video below showing what Cubic Motion is up too and it looks like that it has interesting motion capture tech for usie in the movie and gaming (unreal engine) industries.

HTC has worst quarter in 16 years
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 09 April 2018 12:05

HTC has worst quarter in 16 years

 
No phones and VR not making enough

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of $94.77 million for March, up 6.1 percent on the month but down 46.7 percent on the year and the lowest quarterly revenues in 16 years.

Oculus patents VR gloves
Published in IoT
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:49

Oculus patents VR gloves


Attempts to make VR a bit more of thriller

Oculus has shown a little of its thinking when it comes to ways to interact with virtual reality worlds by getting two patents for a type of VR glove.